Bus crash driver ’four times the limit’
A BUS driver was allegedly four times over the legal alcohol limit when he crashed his passenger vehicle into two houses in Sydney’s northwest at the weekend.
Police are waiting on the results of blood tests before laying charges over the crash at North Ryde on Saturday.
The 61-year-old driver of the bus, who was photographed at his home in Belrose in Sydney’s north yesterday, allegedly recorded a blood alcohol level of 0.2 when breath tested — four times the legal limit.
It is believed the bus driver was on his way to pick up a group of party goers to take them to the Defqon dance festival in Penrith when his vehicle left the road and crashed into the two houses. A neighbour told how the driver was “shaking’’ and in shock after the accident. The privately owned bus charter company has suspended the man pending the outcome of the investigation. No one was seriously injured in the crash, but two women who were inside one of the houses were treated for minor scratches.
Residents of the two damaged homes are unable to return as the houses are at risk of collapse.
The bus jammed into the house.
The bus driver.